https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore

Weekly Incubator Update: Tracking Progress from December 18th to January 8th

Under construction...

Happy New Year!
Wishing you all a very happy new year!
May this year provide you an accelerated learning of several new languages, cultures, and environments! May the world get closer in harmony and peace than ever before!

Several date resets
It is the start of the new year and several teams have reset their beta dates.

Several team updates
The status displayed is as of Sunday, 8-Jan. At that time, there were course updates from 7 teams. I will add them as I find time. Here are the links:
Hungarian
PT from FR
Bengali
DE from IT
Punjabi (Gurumukhi)
Korean
Czech

Missed editions
Apologies for the delay(s). That was totally unexpected. Now, I look forward to getting back in rhythm :)*

PHASE 1 Progress: Total 23 courses

German for Italian - 99% | 100% | 100% | 100% (+0) (in beta on 9-Jan, to be reported next week)

Portuguese for French - 99% | 99% | 99% | 99% (+0) 10-Jan-2017

English for Thai - 99% | 99% | 99% | 99% (+0)

Italian for Portuguese - 81% | 83% | 85% | 88% (+3) 30-Jan-2017

Swahili for English - 80% | 80% | 80% | 80% (+0) 31-Jan-2017 ^

Czech for English - 75% | 76% | 77% | 79% (+2) 7-Jul-2017 ^

Spanish for Italian - 70% | 71% | 71% | 71% (+0)

Swedish for Russian - 70% | 70% | 70% | 70% (+0)

French for Chinese - 49% | 49% | 49% | 50% (+1)

Russian for Turkish - 47% | 47% | 47% | 47% (+0) TBD

French for Turkish - 45% | 46% | 46% | 46% (+0)

Korean for English - 38% | 38% | 40% | 41% (+1) 31-Dec-9999

Klingon for English - 33% | 33% | 33% | 34% (+1) 1-Aug-2017

English for Bengali - 23% | 23% | 23% | 32% (+9) 15-Apr-2017 *

English for Tagalog - 26% | 28% | 28% | 29% (+1) 2-Feb-2017

Hindi for English - 28% | 28% | 28% | 28% (+0) 26-Jan-2017 ^

Indonesian for English - 28% | 28% | 28% | 28% (+0)

English for Tamil - 17% | 17% | 17% | 17% (+0) 1-Jul-2017

Spanish for Arabic - 11% | 12% | 12% | 12% (+0) 31-Dec-2017 ^

Yiddish for English - 9% | 9% | 9% | 9% (+0) 7-Jul-2018

English for Punjabi (Gurumukhi) - (New) 0% | 1% | 8% (+7) 12-Jul-2017

English for Telugu - 6% | 6% | 6% | 6% (+0)

High Valyrian for English - 4% | 5% | 5% | 6% (+1) 1-Jun-2017

Legend:
Course - 3 weeks ago | 2 weeks ago | a week ago | Now (Progress delta); Estimated Launch Date (provided by contributors) (Date delta)

'Estimated Launch Date' only when provided by the course contributors

Mean - 0.41% | 0.43% | 0.26% | 1.13% (+0.87)
Median - 0% | 0% | 0% | 0% (+0)

* This week's Leader Extraordinaire!
^ The Hindi, Czech, Swahili, Spanish (for Arabic), & Tamil teams' progress is as per their own calculation

Progress Visualized:

Here's what the contributing teams have said during the last week:
(For Phase-1 and Phase-2 courses by default, and for Phase-3 courses per request).

TBD TL;DR

TBD

Previous Update 12-Dec to 18-Dec

Last updates from:
2016: Nov, Oct, Sep, Aug, Jul, Jun, May, Apr, Mar, Feb, Jan
2015: Dec, Nov, Oct, Sep, Aug, Jul, Jun, May, Apr, Mar, Feb, Jan
2014: Dec, Nov, Oct, Sep, Aug, Jul, Jun, May, Apr, Mar, Feb, Jan, 1st.

January 10, 2017

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/scarcerer

Since Finnish is likely to become the first language to reach 2000 upvotes and Finland turns 100 this year, does anyone think those are good enough reasons for the staff to add the course?

Note to staff: You can follow the example of Joe Biden and not wait until the Independence Day in December.

January 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/soedori

Duo seems to be focusing on the third world as of now...

January 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/scarcerer

They have already focused on it for 9 months, maybe they don't want to continue for another 12. Or Finnish could be the High Valyrian of 2017, a course nobody expected to see in their lifetime.

January 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/wyqtor

Nothing wrong with that, but it is also in their best interest to fulfill the requests of their existing users, most of whom I would guess are located in Europe and the US.

January 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/soedori

Majority who are not on the forums

January 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/chilvence

Not surprising, given that their stated mission is to make language education accessible to people of all means...

January 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Melarish

Where's the 2000 upvotes thread? :O I'll help!

January 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/scarcerer

In case you didn't find it already: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3377185

January 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/juliecaesar

Thank you so much for the update! (I have to admit I have been checking to see if there was a new incubator update every day since christmas...)

January 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnaGuaGua

wow Swahili for English still isn't making any progress it seems. I hope its ready by the 31st....

January 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi

Hi!

I am one of the Alpha Testers on the team. The tree is pretty much finished, but the contributors need to check through all the errors and make sure the tree is 100% ready. Then, we'll just need the audio in place and the course will be ready for release. Hopefully sometime in February:)

January 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnaGuaGua

awesome! thanks so much for the update! I'm really looking forward to learning Swahili

January 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/runhaags

I hope so! I'm leaving for Tanzania on March 1 and hope to be able to do a decent chunk of the tree before that! Thanks for the info.

January 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore

I am expecting to post today's WIU by 2:00 pm PST.

January 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/heathermagoo

Now I can look forward to a double treat! Hindi from English and English from Punjabi. Hurrah!

January 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OrangeFruit

Japanese for English was in the incubator for a minute, but seems to have been taken out

January 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Multi0Lingual4

Yes, it was a glitch. They are working on making that course (figuring out the problems) and as a result that happened.

January 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/VincentOostelbos

Well, although it would of course have been nice if it had really entered the incubator already, officially, it is heartening that they are indeed working on it still.

January 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OrangeFruit

Okay, I thought so, but it seemed noteworthy.

January 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Igor_Laranja

Hey, don't get me wrong, I love duolingo for what it's done for the language community, and made real impact on lanaguage course availability. there is a lot of interesting languages to dive in and so on....

I also want to emphisize that I am not and has never been an employee of duolingo or any other company/organization of that sort, so I have no insight on how to conduct such a project/business.

But really? Valyrian... Duolingo get your *&^ together. You (or whoever it was) choose artificially created language (I dont know if that lanugage is fully developed that covers gramatical/semantical/so on problems of natural languages) for the purposes of HBO fantasy drama over languages that were many times wanted and even desired by the community on forums ? can anybody explain the rationelle behind this ?

anyway, I do not want to hate overall. cuz Duolingo rocks, but I just couldn't say nothing about this.

January 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/VincentOostelbos

It might not be an either/or scenario. If there are people available willing and able to help create a Valyrian course, it makes sense to have them work on that; it is unlikely that those same people would be able to work on a Mandarin, Japanese, Arabic, or most any other course. I imagine the Duolingo main team has to do a bit of work to support the development of any language, but I think this is rather limited overall, and so the addition of pretty much any language that has the team to put it together as well as the technical support seems worthwhile to me.

Also, based on recent glitches (see just above), it seems obvious that they are also working on some of the more demanded languages, such as Japanese, and ironing out the problems that keep such languages from being added just yet.

January 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Melarish

It's a good way to promote the site. It's a super popular show and if its fanpages start advertising Duo it'll bring many people here. Also since the show's only got 2 seasons left it's a "now or never" kinda situation.

January 26, 2017
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